GMS Nomination

January 26, 2023

Claytoven is proud to announce that he, along with co-writers, Larry Batiste, Isaac Earl Bynum, Khia Chambers, Brittany Dickinson, Aida Goitom, Floyd Nathaniel Hills, Seandrea Sledge, Bill Summers. Kevin Toney, and Michael J. Williams have been nominated…

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January 25, 2023

On January 7th Claytoven was awarded a Commendation by Councilmember Loren Taylor (City of Oakland District 6) for his invaluable contributions to East Oakland.

"Thank you for this acknowledgement CM Taylor. I will continue to work hard…

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"Seduce & Scheme"

December 27, 2022
Written by Cameryn Richardson

In 1981, band Bill Summers & Summers Heat released "We Call It the Box", written by Bill Summers, Claytoven Richardson, Kevin Toney, and Larry Batiste. Khia (the artist behind the song "My Neck…

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"Beautiful Girl" - Les Femmes Fatales

October 28, 2022

Group members, Sakai and Nikita Germaine, along with their producer, Kevin “Darkside” Smith have come up with an amazing song, “Beautiful Girl”. They further blessed me with the honor of being a part of this project as…

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Luke Carlsen & The Fresh Rhythm

October 17, 2022

At the famous studio, United Recording in Los Angeles, California, I had the privilege of producing three songs on the band, Luke Carlsen & The Fresh Rhythm. The recording session was amazing. What a pleasure to be…

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"Sing 2"

February 9, 2022

Thank you... Blessings keep coming. I sang background vocals on the Whitney Houston song, "Higher Love" some years ago. Now it is in the Illumination movie, "Sing 2". My daughter had to let me know about this…

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Hank Scheer CD Release

February 4, 2022

The new Hank Scheer CD Single is out, "Celebration/Allin the Timing". I had an amazing time singing for this project. Be on the look out for this single.


The Journey Is Complete

August 9, 2021

After completing a couple of last classes, my graduation is complete!! Today I finally received my diploma from Berklee College of Music...Summa Cum Laude (yeah). This was a lot of hard , but rewarding work. I feel…

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Gaitta "No Salt"

June 22, 2021

Put on your seat belts and get ready for Firstquake Entertainment artist, Gaitta and his soon to be released single, “No Salt”. Just want to give you a taste of this exciting new artist. More to come…

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Meet Question

May 26, 2021

Meet Firstquake Entertainment artist/producer Question in an article written by Morgan Ends for the Recording Academy (the GRAMMYS) at A special shout out to Larry Batiste for helping to make this happen.